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HSBC's up-to-US$2.5b buyback takes sting out of H1 profit fall
HSBC has said that first-half profit tumbled 29 per cent, slammed by slowing growth in its home markets in Britain and Hong Kong, but Europe's biggest bank cheered investors by announcing plans to buy back up to US$2.5 billion of its shares.
The lender's shares rose as
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